National Day of Action
Join us on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 for the 10th Annual National Day of Action!
What is the National Day of Action?
For the past nine years, the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) has called upon the Peace Corps community to unite for a National Day of Action. On that day, all supporters of the Peace Corps are urged to reach out to their members of Congress to support a strong and vibrant Peace Corps.
Do I have to be in Washington D.C. to participate?
No, you do not have to come to Capitol Hill to participate in the National Day of Action. We encourage as many activists as possible to send letters, make phone calls, and lobby their Congressmen at home.
While phone calls and emails are sent to Capitol Hill, a contingent of advocates converge on Capitol Hill for a day full of meetings with Senators, Congressmen/women, or other congressional staff.
What were the impacts of the National Day of Action in 2013?
2013 saw the largest Day of Action so far. Along with lots of communication from all around the country, over 90 advocates were on Capitol Hill. Coming from 25 states, our advocates participated in nearly 150 congressional meetings, including 88 constituent meetings and 43 meetings with new members of Congress. On top of that, information packets were distributed to all 535 congressional offices.
As one participant in 2013 wrote:
“It is encouraging and inspirational to see the bi-partisan support for Peace Corps among our legislators and to see the deep commitment to Peace Corps among RPCVs of all decades. Peace Corps matters!”
Follow this link to see photos from the Capitol Hill portion of the Day of Action.
Mark your calenders to join us in Washington or participate across the country during our 10th Annual National Day of Action on Thursday, February 27th, 2014!
(If you’d like participate in the National Day of Action, please sign up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)